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Title: Molecular evidence of mixed P. vivax and P. falciparum infections in northern Islamic Republic of Iran
Authors: Zakeri, S.
Mamaghani, S.
Mehrizi, A.A.
Shahsavari, Z.
Raeisi, A.
Arshi, S.
Dinparast Djadid, N.
Issue Date: 2004
Language: English
Abstract: This study compared basic microscopy with molecular detection of Plasmodium species. According to thick-film microscopy, 100% of 142 malaria cases in Pars-Abad, Ardebil province, were infected with a single species, P vivax. However, nested polymerase chain reaction [PCR] detected mixed species infections of both P. vivax and P. falciparum in 7.0%. In Maz and eran province, 2/20 blood films were diagnosed with only P. falciparum and 18/20 with only P. vivax. However, nested PCR detected 17/20, 2/20 and 1/20 with P. vivax only, P. falciparum only and mixed species respectively. The unexpected presence of P. falciparum urges prompt investigation and immediate treatment of malaria cases in this region
Description: 336-342
Keywords: Coloring Agents
Epidemiology, Molecular
Plasmodium falciparum
Plasmodium vivax
Plasmodium vivax
Sensitivity and Specificity
Subject: Malaria, Falciparum
ISSN: 1020-3397
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